The Adam Audio A7X monitor has a great reputation among professional audio production studios; even, many affirm that “everything that happens through the A7X sounds good”.
It is the creation of a German company, which has positioned this monitor as the bestseller in its catalog.
It is a versatile, highly balanced, near-field monitoring speaker.
The Adam Audio A7X has a price of around $750 per unit, a slightly high price for those who start, but they will ensure the highest clarity and quality when mixing.
It features a very high frequency response from 42Hz to 50kHz.
It has a built-in amplifier with a power of 150W, which helps power the 7 “carbon fiber woofer and a 2” tweeter called X-ART, properly used by the brand, producing surprising audio clarity as it does not dominate the room and makes the sounds highly decipherable.
Construction quality is high, designed in high-density wood. In terms of connectivity it has 2 audio connectors, RCA non-balanced and XLR balanced.
The Neumann KH 120A active audio monitor competes in quality / price ratio with the Adam Audio A7X, it is created by the German company Neumann, a leading manufacturer of studio microphones that has been working in the sound industry for more than 90 years.
This studio monitoring speaker demonstrates all the experience of this legendary company, focused on its new line of monitors.
KH120A is a monitor d compact, two – way study has so far proven an excellent quality for the approximately $700.
It’s especially outstanding for its incredibly detailed mid-range sounds.
The Neumann KH 120A features a minimalist and compact design, a height of around 11″ and of just over 7″ of width.
The build quality is excellent, it consists of a two-piece cast aluminum case, it has curvatures in its casing that substantially improve the sound and also giving it a sophisticated look.
In the sound quality apart, it has 100W of power 50 W Woofer and 50 W Tweeter, and a frequency range from 52Hz to 21KHz.
Its connectivity is a bit limited since it only has one XLR input.
The Neumann KH 120A is highly recommended for its accurate reproduction, balanced tone and uniform sound dispersion.
Let’s start with midrange audio monitors, where prices below $500.
HS line Yamaha monitors are one of the most used and traditional on the market.
Characteristics of the HS5, HS7 and even the legendary NS10 remain in Yamaha HS8: room control High Trim, and regulation of low and high.
This monitor has higher overall performance than its predecessors, thanks to a unique mount that reduces vibration and the phase switch, which allows you to configure a subwoofer system with simple connections, without the need for additional equipment.
The price of each monitor varies around $340. As because build quality of the Yamaha HS8, we can say that it has a simple but elegant appearance.
They are made of dense MDF, and they have good acoustic damping. However, it has very few settings available.
The HS8 has an 8” cone woofer shows minimal distortion and good sound, even at the low end, which is very important for producers working with heavier bass.
1” tweeter is highly clear in terms of highs and the frequency range is from 38Hz to 30KHz. Its power is 120W, and has XLR and TRS balanced and unbalanced inputs.